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Rifat murder: Minni’s statement recorded

  • Published at 11:51 am July 16th, 2019
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File photo: Ayesha Siddiqua Minni during a press briefing at her parents’ home in Barguna municipality town on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Rifat was hacked to death in front of his wife Minni on June 26

Police have recorded the statement of Ayesha Siddiqua Minni in Rifat murder case.

Barguna Police Super Maruf Hossain said the statement of Minni-- primary witness and also wife of murdered Rifat—was recorded around 10am on Tuesday.

On Monday, Barguna Senior Magistrate court set July 31 for the next hearing, and sent eight accused to prison.

Till date police have arrested 13 people in the murder case. The prime accused, Nayan Bond, was killed in a gunfight on July 2.

Nine people confessed to their crimes, eight of who have been sent to prison, and another was sent to a safe house for being underage.

Rifat murdered in broad daylight 

Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death by criminals in front of his wife Minni, in broad daylight, in the district town on June 26. Police also have CCTV footage of the incident.

Rifat’s father, Dulal Sharif, filed a murder case against 12 named and five or six unknown attackers with Barguna police station.